This required rotation of no less than four (4) weeks in an internal medicine clerkship is intended to be a structured clinical experience under direct supervision. In a short time, all of internal medicine cannot possibly be covered; therefore, this must be considered an introductory experience. This rotation is a time to build a foundation in clinical problem-solving and decision-making; a time to build clinical experience and acumen on a foundation of didactic information.
The internal medicine department administers a post-rotation examination when the student has completed the required medicine rotation.
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Clinical experiences are intended to assist the student’s transition from didactic to integrated clinical evaluation and patient management. In addition to gaining specific skills, the student should also develop skill in systematic medical problem-solving and patient management abilities; establish or reinforce patterns of independent learning and self-evaluation; and improve skills in communication and medical record keeping. Under supervision, students are expected to assist in the management of acute and chronic problems. The student should also develop fundamental psychomotor skills by performing routine basic procedures under direct supervision.
The student should be able to:
Students are expected to acquire certain technical skills and interpretation that are commonly employed in medical care. Wherever possible, appropriate students are encouraged to participate in procedures under adequate supervision.